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The volume of trade in the smallest Heckscher-Ohlin model


  • K T Soo


This paper develops the smallest model of international trade based on differences in factor endowments across countries. We use this model to clarify the result in Helpman and Krugman (1985) that relative country size does not matter for the volume of trade. Relative country size does matter for the volume of trade, holding relative endowments and the size of the world economy constant.

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  • K T Soo, 2005. "The volume of trade in the smallest Heckscher-Ohlin model," Working Papers 570270, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:lan:wpaper:570270

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    1. Debaere, Peter, 2005. "Monopolistic competition and trade, revisited: testing the model without testing for gravity," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 249-266, May.
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